Aged care needs $621 million extra a year to be at best standard

Julia Kanapathippillai
Sally Whyte
By Julia Kanapathippillai, and Sally Whyte
Updated August 26 2020 - 9:32pm, first published 6:30pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the government's aged care funding in Parliament this week. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The aged care sector needs another $621 million per year to be operating to the best possible quality, a report prepared for the aged care royal commission has found.

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Julia Kanapathippillai

I like writing fascinating stories about Canberra. If you have a tip or a story email julia.k@austcommunitymedia.com.au

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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